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Ditto, I used to proof everything, but haven't for a while, just check as I go along

Posted By: and give it a once - sm on 2005-10-22
In Reply to: Proofing - MQ MTer

over when I am done. It is a particularly bad dictator and I have the time I will re-listen to see if I can get more and/or fill in some of the blanks. I know the stupid mistakes I can make from when I used to proofread and always check them-- i.e. "say" instead of "saw the patient". I don't get spaces to boot so proofreading takes too big a chunk of time.

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Ditto what Deb says, although I haven't seen SM
that site. What program DO you have? Another site is productivitytalk.com. You can either borrow an abbreviation system from one of these sites and start building your own abbreviations or actually download many thousands of ready-made abbreviations to your program.

In any case, I'd recommend starting with either one, rather than totally reinventing the wheel for yourself. Eventually you'll end up with 50K entries and more, and accommodating and remembering them requires system.

Whichever, enjoy. You're going to love it.
Don't proof at all - spell check picks up the typos.
I haven't gotten my check but did
get Ipay notice, no letter of explanation yet, HOWEVER, my check is for pennies over $25.00 (twenty-five).   This is supposed to be for 2 years????  What is wrong with this picture??????????????? 
Haven't heard, either, but I'm going to check. This is very distracting :). nm
POLL - Do you proof as you go or proof when finished? sm

I proof after, but would love to proof during.  I'm working on it.  I'm curious as to what percentage of MTs proof as they go or proof at the end?

Thx for responding.

MT, proof as I go. ME, go back and proof afterwards
I have only been editing 3-4 months, and I find I make at least twice the stupid mistakes on ME as with MT, so I do scan the ME reports --find double periods, caps where they are not supposed to be -- stupid stuff.

good luck!
ditto and double ditto
Check at a local nursery/garden center for varieties that are bred for your area, then check online
Check the connections from where the cable originates to wear it comes into the house. Also check t
had a similar issue with TWC and they had done some upgrades and the modem I had was no longer compatible.  The tech knew what the problem was the minute he saw the modem, only it took me about 3 months and threatening to cancel for them to get out here. 
No brainer here. Stop payment on first check before you issue 2nd check.
I have had a check bounce over a boo-boo in the check book...NOT A DEADBEAT!!
DID you check with Social Security& does your son receive a check???

Go to SSA.gov and research the payee options.  You may have to use the search engine, but your answer to this particular issue should be there.

I am disabled and while my kids were minors, I had to fill out a form each year on how I, as the payee spent each and every penny of the money they received.  I don't see how his mother can justify how she spent his money for things that you normally would pay.

That said, he is getting Social Security right?  Is your son receiving a dependent check?  Under law, if a parent is disabled and has minor children, each and every one of those children also receive a check until they turn 18 or graduate from high school, which ever comes first.

The check is a percentage of your husbands, so for 800.00, your son should receive at least 350.00.  If you have not been getting this, they would pro-rate it back to when your husbands disability started and that in itself, could solve a lot of your financial problems.  You can also find this out on their website,  HTH

I proof as I go...nm
I proof after - sm

I finish typing...every line of every single report that leaves my desktop.  I may find a typo (and, of, or, etc.) rarely, but I still proofread.  It's just something that I do .

I proof after.
I proof after

Depending on the report/dictator I can proof during... but I find I catch things better when I proof after. One day I will have the proof during mastered.

Proof as I go, always have...
Proof as you go DEFINITELY
I was trained to never pass over a word or something in question just to finish the report - you will invaribly miss or forget about it if you skip over it for a "final proof."

Have been an Editor for years and I am amazed at what even seasoned MTs will miss because they figured they would "fix" something when the report was finished. And, yes, your spell check or grammar check is never going to catch the difference between perineal and peroneal, etc.
Proof, of course.

Always have. Never proof again. sm
If I catch something other than spellcheck catches, I change. Otherwise, off it goes. Never, ever proof the entire report again.
No Proof
There is absolutely no proof.  The Labor Board DENIED her request as I have been in contact with them.  This is an ALLEGATION.  The Labor Board does NOT  handle Indendent Contractor situations.  The paperwork sent in by Doris Latta in reference to Lynn Jester of Jester's Touch was FRAUD.  It has been dismissed!  If you wish to continue to let just anyone post items about MT Services without PROOF, that's fine with me.  I care not!   The litigation is between Jester's Touch attorney and Doris Latta at this point so I am not concerned because I am very fair and good to all ICs that have and do work with me.
I proof as I go and sm

There was a time when I really did have to proof each and every word.  Last time I had an audit, it was better than 99% which is quite good enough.

There is a way to learn to do this and I can't really tell you want it is I do or how I do it exactly.  I have pretty high production (1500 to 1800 lines a day) and few mistakes.  I think it is just finding a flow because I have my off days when I have a lot of difficulty.

I proof as I go along
I have so many macros and templates, and because I only do H&P I bascially type the same things all the time for each specific doctor.
if you use playback and proof at the
same time that this feature would not be of benefit to you. Oh well, thanks for being honest.
and you proof read IMs too
There is proof in the statistics
Not long ago there was an article in Advance magazine about salaries.  CMTs do make an average of, I believe it was, 20% more than a non-CMT.  That's proof enough for me. 
I proof as I transcribe, unless (sm)
I have a blank or blanks.  Then I listen to the whole report.  
Been doing this 20 plus years and still proof after
always catch a typo or two and am glad I took the time to proof. Just can't seem to catch them all when I proof during transcription.
I'm so good, I don't have to proof....HA! HA!
I proof while I'm typing unless I'm doing a very difficult dictaotor.
Proof as I go, was taught this way! nm
Send him proof

When this happens to me, I go to several reliable sources and make sure that (1) I *am* spelling it correctly and there are not any alternative correct spellings and (2) that I have a source any doctor would not be able to argue about. I then type a polite note to the doctor and send it along with my proof. In my note, I include the comment that if he has found it spelled another way in a reliable reference, I'd be glad if he would let me know what reference that was, for my own information.  Once, for the name of a medical device, I went to the manufacturer's web page and printed the page describing the device and showing the spelling.  Along with my polite note, I faxed the web page to the doc.  The next dictation I got from him, he was very nice and apologetic and thanked me for being thorough! The worst that has happened is that I didn't hear anything back from a doc, but that's fine, too.  In the unlikely event that the doc STILL wants it spelled incorrectly (which has never happened to me, but it's possible) I would have him put it in writing that he wants it spelled that way. 

You ought to proof your own posts, because
You said then, and it really should be them.  You should really practice what you preach, as your error jumped right out at me. 
Proof reading
I have never heard of that either. I go over/listen to each report I type twice. QA is only there if I get stuck or have blanks.
Proof as I type - NM
Proof as I type
Proof as I type sm

Unless I'm really tired, in which case I go back and proof, sometimes even listening to the dictation as I go.

But usually if I'm that tired, I stop transcribing and email the doc's office and tell them I will finish in the morning. Since I very, very rarely do that, they are pretty understanding about it.

I just have to add that I proof my posts too, but
before I post.  
Never proof a report
Have been doing this over 25 years. I do spell check and do that when finishing a report. I work on VR (do some straight also) but the best thing I love about VR is almost human- things I do not have in my shortcuts, it changes on its own a lot of times, I love all the help I can get.
Sh*ri has all the proof. Why don't you just email her about it?
Ahmed obviously has proof too. Where is the
I have proof of copyright on everything I use... You should too... nm
MTs are not recession proof, but sm
As things go, if you are good you'll have a job, even now. We are not recession proof, but isolated is a word I would use. Yes, job loss means fewer people with insurance and therefore more people who can't afford to be sick or go to the doctor if they are, but as long as the Medicare, Medicaid and CHiPS bills are being paid, we will be paid. Those programs require dictated reports, after all.

I have two pretty diverse jobs. One I do a hospital with an aging demographic and most of them are 65 and older. The other job, my main account is a huge teaching hospital, and my secondary is actually 3 hospitals including a children's hospital.

Older folks and kids are more likely to need health care and are more likely to have those bills paid by our tax dollars, for better or worse. For some time it has been MY sense that these demographics are the primary users of health care and as time has gone on I have seen fewer patients who fall between those extremes. I don't think that the majority of Americans have been able to afford to be sick for a very long time. This is supported by the fact when I do see those in between, they are generally very, very sick and could have been better served, i.e. not be dying, if they had been able to seek health care earlier.

I don't look for work loads to drop to any degree, not now anyway. Have you noticed how many more people are having heart attacks with all the stress right now? There also seems to be an increase digestive problems (GI bleeding especially) lately too. NOT good news...not even for those of us who transcribe those things.
Same as SM and MTMommyof2. Proof on the go, SM
come to the end and sign off. Unless I'm feeling fuzzy or the report's a toughie, then I relisten as long as it takes until I have as good a report as I can make of it. People who type and then reread, much less relisten, must be incredibly fast typists to be able to make a decent living. But whatever works.
You cannot proof fully if you do not have
Proof of how out of touch they are with the average MT

If ever there was proof of how out of touch AAMT is with the everyday life of the average MT, the annual meeting in Honolulu is it.  First of all, the economy is pretty much in the toilet and airfare has gone up, as has everything else.  Well, every has gone up except our wages.  My employer, a hospital, has very little money in the budget to share with everyone in medical records for educational activities.  The hospital sure wouldn't pay the $3000 bucks, or whatever the total cost is, to send any of us to Honolulu.  If I were to pay out of pocket to go, why go to the tropics in September and spend the time in windowless hotel ballrooms, attending educational sessions?

How much farther out of the way for the average MT could the meeting be?  Bangalore or Bombay?

I proof every single one to voice
I've been an editor and proofreader for a lot longer than I've been a medical transcriptionist. I am well aware that the mind can see what it expects to see rather than what is actually on the screen or page. I proof every single one of my reports to voice, and knowing the mistakes I've caught in my own reports, I wouldn't do it any other way. Even with proofing, I average well over 200 lph, and my two most recent QA scores were 100%.
I would love to proof your work and see how that looks but I am sure you will tell us you are 100%.
If that is true, then show proof of it.
Corporate won't.
Proof while I read that's it. The majority of the sm
nationals look at quantity not quality. If you don't get 1200 lines minimum a day there are issues. A person can type 2000 lines a day with a0 lot of errors and QA just pick a few reports with 1 error they have 98 or 99% accuracy.
true...but they are living proof that
at least 6 times he was heterosexual lol.
I want to learn how to proof as you go and need tips

For those who proof as you go, I would love to hear any tips and tricks on how you learned to do this and what method works best for you.  I need to increase my line speed and I know proofing after the fact is really killing my line counts.